Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • Juan Hernandez, 10, and his service dog Buddy are seen in a photo provided by his family.

    Public Help Sought in Locating Little Boy’s Service Dog Missing in the Crenshaw District

    For six years, a service dog named Buddy has been by the side of 10-year-old Juan Hernandez until now. Buddy is missing and his young master is devastated. “I want my doggie back,” a tearful Juan old KTLA on Tuesday. Juan has osteogenesis imperfecta — a form of brittle bone disease — and spends much of his time in a wheelchair, according to his mother Mirna Vargas. Buddy has been Juan’s constant companion and life isn’t the same without him. […]

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    Teen Accused of Punching 71-Year-Old Man Who Allegedly Asked Him to Stop Smoking Near Kids at Valencia Park

    A teenager pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he physically assaulted a 71-year-old man who allegedly asked him to stop smoking at a park in Valencia because there were young children nearby. Tanner Ian Smith, 18, was charged with one misdemeanor count each of battery on an elder and battery, a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated. The alleged assault occurred Monday after the victim asked a group of people to stop smoking around the […]

  • Gustavo Ramirez, 15, left, and Carlos Jovel, 16, were reported missing on April 29, 2016, family members said. They are shown in photos provided by Jovel’s sister.

    Dozens Gather to Pay Tribute to 2 Missing Teenagers Found Dead in L.A. River

    Grieving family members, friends and classmates gathered at the Los Angeles River in the Cypress Park area Monday afternoon after the bodies found over the weekend were identified by a coroner’s official as two missing students from nearby Sotomayor Learning Academies. The teens were Carlos Jovel, 16, and Gustavo Ramirez, 15, according to Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The boys were described by classmates as “best friends,” who “always had a smile on their face.” “I miss […]

  • Firefighter battled a fire at a home in Echo Park surrounded by dense brush on May 2, 2016. (Credit: Arnoldo Vega)

    Two Cats Perish in Fire at Echo Park Home; No Other Injuries Reported

    Firefighter battled a fire at a home in Echo Park surrounded by dense brush on Monday afternoon. The fire was reported around 3:25 p.m. in the 600 block of Echo Park Avenue, Brian Humphrey stated in an alert from the Los Angeles Fire Department. The one-story home was well involved by the time crews arrive, according to the alert. Humphrey stated it took firefighters about 25 minutes to knock down the flames. Two people living at the home were out […]

  • The California Screamin' roller coaster at Disney California Adventure Park is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Andy / Flickr via Creative Commons)

    Roller Coaster at Disney California Adventure Shut Down, Evacuated Over Selfie Stick

    A rider with a selfie stick forced park officials to shut down a roller coaster for over an hour on Monday at Disney California Adventure. It happened around 5:30 p.m. on the California Screamin’ roller coaster, according to Disney spokeswoman Melissa Britt. Once the rider was spotted using the selfie stick, park officials were forced to shut down the roller coaster and evacuate all the passengers, Britt said. The ride was expected to be up and running soon, she said. […]

  • Police investigated the scene of a stabbing at a home in Exposition Park on May 2, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2-Year-Old Stabbed to Death, Mother Critical After Savage Attack in South Los Angeles Home

    Police were searching Monday night for the assailant who fatally stabbed a 2-year-old girl and left her mother in critical condition at a home in South Los Angeles. A call came in to police around 9:50 p.m. of stabbing victims inside a home in the 3500 block of Arlington Avenue, according to Sgt. Carlton Brown with the Los Angeles Police Department. The toddler was pronounced dead at the hospital, Brown said. Police had initially stated that the little girl had […]

  • Dozens of friends and relatives gathered at the site of the crash to mourn and pay tribute to Chris Chavez on April 29, 2016. (credit: KTLA)

    Vigil Held for Music Instructor Declared Brain Dead After Santa Ana Hit-and-Run; $20,000 Reward Offered

    A $20,000 reward was being offered in a hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana that left a young music instructor clinically brain dead, his family said Friday. Chris Chavez was crossing Bristol Street near Central Avenue early on the morning of April 20 when he was struck by a black, four-door BMW that ran a red light, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. A witness took a picture of the driver when she got out of her car after the […]

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    Father Accused of Leaving 8-Month-Old Girl in Running Car While He Went Into Gym in North Hollywood

    A 25-year-old man was arrested Friday after allegedly leaving his 8-month-old daughter in a running car while he went into a 24 Hour Fitness gym in North Hollywood, police said. Officers responding to a parking garage in the 5300 block of Lankershim Boulevard found that bystanders had removed the baby girl from the unlocked vehicle, according to Officer Matthew Ludwig with the Los Angeles Police Department. The little girl had been in the vehicle for about 90 minutes, the Los […]

  • Luke Walton of the Golden State Warriors reacts to play during first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

    Luke Walton Named New Head Coach of Los Angeles Lakers

    Luke Walton has been named the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Friday. The Lakers and the 36-year-old former player agreed to a multi-year contract set to begin at the end of the Golden State Warriors season, where Walton is currently an assistant coach, according to a news release from the team. “We’re excited to bring Luke back to Los Angeles, where we feel he’s going to start an outstanding coaching career,” General Manager Mitch […]